Keep It Simple
The biggest secret to a successful wedding is to keep your plans simple. Avoid putting too many unnecessary elements into each stage of the planning process. Adding too much fussy detail can make this process so much more complicated and the risk of something going wrong and ruining your special day, is even greater.
The most important element in planning a successful stress-free wedding, is setting a budget and deciding on how to split up the funds, to cover each category in you wedding itinerary. Not only will adhering to your budget plan keep you from financial disaster, but it will also help you to focus on those things that are the essential ingredients, those elements that you consider will make your wedding special and unique to you.
It’s All In The Details
If getting the best value for your money is important to you and helps you get the wedding you truly desire, then there are some important factors that you need to consider. Before setting a date for your wedding, do some research to find out which months are the least expensive to hold a wedding, for instance June is considered the most popular month for weddings and therefore the costs will be higher, especially when it comes to reception venues. Also, Saturday is traditionally the most popular day and therefore the costs will reflect this also. Sunday weddings are the next best option being that the costs are marginally less.
Choosing the right type of menu is also one way to keep costs down. A buffet is a less expensive alternative to a sit down 3 course meal. Other options you could consider, are morning teas receptions for daytime and a cocktail reception for the evening. The most important factor in the success of any reception is that the style of reception isn’t as important as the quality of the food being served. The one detail that is remembered by wedding guests long after the wedding is over, is whether the food was good or bad.
When planning the reception that you’d like, make sure to consider your guests when making your decision. There is little point in choosing a menu or location that makes it difficult for your guests to enjoy. Things to consider would be the location and the type of venue itself. For instance, if you plan on having a reception on a boat, make sure your guests don’t suffer from seasickness or have to leave early to pick up children from sitters. Also, a boat may not necessarily be a safe choice if you have a lot of children at the reception. If you invite mostly family members, planning an informal affair as opposed to the more formal style of reception may be more appealing to a family gathering.
Of course the secret to any wedding success, regardless of whether you have a small or a large budget, is in being well organized and keeping track of all your spending at every stage of the process.If you are prepared to do a little leg work, you will be able to get a discount in every area of your wedding, and thus save you a lot of money that could be better spent on your honeymoon.
One area where you’ll want to plan far in advance, is your wedding photography. This is one of the most important parts of your wedding, since your photographs will preserve your memories of your special day for the rest of your life, so you’ll want to make sure that you find a photographer that truly cares about your special day as much as you do.
We, here at Morin’s Studio, understand that this day will be the biggest day of your life, and we make sure that preserving your memories of your wedding is our top priority.
You can see that we put everything possible into our work of preserving your memories, by taking a look at some of the work that we’ve done for other couples on their big day. You can see some of our vast portfolio here: our wedding portfolio